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Record Number: 8864
Displayed from: Jun 01, 2012 , until: Jun 30, 2012

Students and staff at Holland Elementary School will gather at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 4, in the school’s garden area to remember Aliahna Lemmon, who was tragically killed just before Christmas. Aliahna was a third-grader at Holland. Since February, the school has raised money to create a memorial garden, which will include a variety of plantings that will provide color during the spring and fall. The school will also share other remembrances, including a boulder engraved with Aliahna’s name and a reading bench, that were donated by members of the community. “It has been difficult for students and staff to deal with the tragedy that took Aliahna from us,” Holland Principal J. Michael Caywood said. “This memorial garden will remind us that Aliahna is still with us in spirit and remind us of the beauty of her short life.”

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.